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Repro Free: 19/10/2105 To highlight World Polio Day, which takes place on the 24th October, the Post Polio Support Group (PPSG) launched a collection of writings by Irish Polio Survivors, called ‘How We Survived and Surprised!’ on Monday 19th October, at 2:30pm, at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin. Pictured are PPSG Chairperson Susan Dowling and acclaimed novelist, Geraldine O’Neill, herself a Polio Survivor.
The Post Polio Support Group is working to highlight the continuing difficulties faced by the 7,000 people who survived the original virus in Ireland in the 40s and 50s, still living with disabilities brought on by the disease. Picture Andres Poveda
For further information, copies of ‘How We Survived and Surprised!’ or to get in touch with Polio Survivors, please contact:
Emma Clarke Conway, Development Officer, DO@ppsg.ie or 087 2981944
Fran Brennan, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 2600575
Post Polio Support Group, Unit 319, Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7, 01 8898920. email@example.com www.ppsg.ie